Coconut Macaroon Pancakes + IWD + Dress Fitting #2

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Hello fabulous women (and men!).

Did you know that today is International Women’s Day?

“IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD was run in 1911.”

Click herefor a really interesting video on how it all got started! Now go and tell the women in your life why you appreciate them so much. :)

Springing Forward

Did you remember to turn your clocks ahead last night? :)

No, it isn’t fun losing 1 hour of sleep, but I won’t lie, I am SUPER excited now that it will be light outside until 7:45pm! It makes the day feel so much longer.

I made Eric a wonderful breakfast this morning! I love making fun + new breakfasts on Sundays. Sunday mornings are so much more relaxed than Saturday. On Saturdays we always seem to be rushing every which way.

 

Coconut Macaroon Pancakes

Adapted from 101cookbooks.com

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In the original recipe, Heidi uses Coconut milk, WWPF (whole wheat pastry flour), fine grain sea salt, and natural cane sugar. Since I had none of those I thought I could make some simple substitutions. I also didn’t have the full quantity of coconut, so I used what I had and substituted the rest with flour. I halved the recipe since I wouldn’t be having any as per my sugar free challenge.

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup white pastry flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon half salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large brown egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar

Directions:

“In a small saucepan heat the coconut milk and honey, bring barely to a simmer. In a separate large bowl combine the flour, coconut, salt and baking powder. Stir the coconut milk into the flour mixture. Whisk about 1/3 cup of the coconut mixture into the eggs. Now quickly mix the eggs back into the large bowl of coconut batter. Stir until well combined. You can do this the night before if you like. Heat your favorite non-stick (or very well-seasoned) skillet, pan, or griddle to medium-hot and brush it with a bit of butter. Test for the right temperature. If a drop of water dropped onto the pan starts to dance, you are in the ballpark. Drop a heaping tablespoon into the skillet, sprinkle the top with a bit of brown sugar. Wait until the pancake bottom is deep golden in color, then flip with a spatula and cook the other side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter.”

With a sprinkle of brown sugar:
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After flipping:

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With vegan margarine and real maple syrup:

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What Eric thought:

“They smell sooo amazing and taste really good. They are fluffy and have sort of a chewy/crunchy texture which is a nice change from all flour pancakes. I would love these with chocolate chips too.”

These were really easy to make and such a nice twist on the traditional pancake! The coconut smelled awesome while cooking. I can’t wait to try these myself!

Question: What is your favourite way to mix your pancakes? What are your fav. toppings and add ins?

I had a Green Monster with kale, spinach, 1 banana, 1.5 cup Almond Breeze, and flax! It twas lovely. :)

 

Wedding Dress Fitting #2

I rolled out of bed this morning and I decided to try on my wedding dress again to monitor my progress since I only have 6 days left before the photoshoot! The dress zipped up a bit more than my last fitting which is good news. Eric was able to zip me up, however it remains quite tight. I have some ‘butt clevage’ in the back so he had to tuck my skin underneath to hide it. lol. I hope by Saturday this isn’t the case, although I am feeling relieved that at least I know I can get it zipped up.

In pictures…

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What doesn’t everyone wake up and put their wedding gown on?

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6 days!! I’m getting so excited! I can’t believe we get ALL of the workshop photos for free! :)

Sunday To-do’s:

  • Groceries for next week (I haven’t officially looked yet, but I think we managed to only spend around $55 last week on groceries which is a huge decrease!)
  • Buy shower decorations for a special someone ;)
  • Clean office + kitchen
  • Gym??? Or perhaps walking on the treadmill today??
  • Post office

See you guys later! Have a super smiling Sunday!

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” Eric Hoffer

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Wiggs (The Beholder) March 8, 2009

Wow. Those pancakes look amazing. I’m so impressed! You should totally send that recipe to the Foods That Fit cookbook!

Also, I wanted to tell you – last night I was hanging out with a bunch of people who were lactose intolerant (lactards, as they call themselves) and I said that almond milk would be a good substitute for them. They started making fun of me, saying that almond milk isn’t made from real almonds – it’s flavored rice milk. So I bet them each 5 bucks that I was right and ended up making 20 big ones! All thanks to you. We all ended up ooo-ing and aaa-ing over your website for the next half hour. (Yes, you read right – a roomful of party-ers were looking at Oh She Glows last night.)

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Leah March 8, 2009

That workshop is going to be so much fun! The photos will be so beautiful… as if you get to keep them. How amazing!!!!

Those pancakes look great. I wonder if Steve would like them!

I suppose this is my confirmation that you are able to make it to my shower? hehe… I wasn’t sure if you were able to! YAY! Can’t wait to see you!!!

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Meaghen March 8, 2009

Your dress is so beautiful Angela and you look amazing in it! That’s awesome that it fits better, I’m sure it will feel perfect by next Saturday!

My favourite pancakes are apple cinnamon with just a touch of maple syrup. I’m actually not the biggest pancake fan. I much rather have French Toast! I adore French Toast!

I added you to my blogroll by the way. Hope you don’t mind! Oh I just noticed your comment buttom says ‘get glowing’. So cute! The new website it awesome! Very pretty! You and Eric did an awesome job!

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Diana March 8, 2009

Wow! Your dress is looking great! So are those pancakes!
Diana

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Marianne March 8, 2009

Coconut macaroon pancakes are right up my alley :) They would make a great tropical themed breakfast, maybe with a tropical fruit salad on the side.

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Haleigh March 8, 2009

Your wedding dress has such a beautiful, intricate design, i love it! And those pancakes look delicious! I love Sundays too, they are always so relaxing and it’s nice to start winding down for the work week.

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Becca A March 8, 2009

Your dress is so lovely and elegant.

Pancakes sound fab.

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Krista March 8, 2009

Love your new site, Angela!!!

The pancakes look awesome and your dress is beautiful! :)

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ashley (sweet & natural) March 8, 2009

Congrats on the new site!

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ttfn300 March 8, 2009

those pancakes look amazing! as do you in your dress :)

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Shelby March 8, 2009

Those pancakes look scrumptious!

Your dress is breathtaking!

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Alisa - Frugal Foodie March 8, 2009

Your dress is beautiful!

Those pancakes even look like macaroons, how scrumptious!

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Trish (girlatgym) March 8, 2009

You look lovely in your dress. And breakfast looks really good too! :-)

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Mandy A March 8, 2009

I actually made one of heidi’s pancake recipes this morning, too!! I highly recommend it… they were SO fluffy and yummy!!!

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001464.html

The dress is beautiiiful on you!!!

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gliding calm March 8, 2009

wow. that dress is so gorgeous!! I definitely would want my wedding dress to look something similar. AHH that is so far away though! eep!!

and wow those pancakes sound marvelous!! eric must have been a happy boy!! must be fun having someone to cook for too! :)

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RunToFinish March 8, 2009

I would put my dress on daily if I didn’t think it woudl freak everyone out.. I loved it. :)

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